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Old 12 August 2007, 08:33   #21
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Glad you guys had a great trip over the channel (and back again!).
Just aswell you didn't come today as the weather has picked up to force 4-5..
Great pictures.. keep them comming.

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The Divers Inn !!!!

Nick, by the way. Are you going to post those 'bikini babe' pictures you took?!!

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Yours eyes were like saucers when I showed you them. I thought you were going to have a coronary.

And Steve managed to come over all funny with what one of the the crew of the RIBTEC was doing at the refuelling point.

Must be the island air !
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Old 12 August 2007, 11:35   #23
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Some more pics.

1) The guardian at the exit as you walk out of Braye Harbour.

2) Another Guardian facing out to sea.

3) The first pub/restaurant as you walk out of Braye Harbour.

4) A group shot on the return trip.

5) An imposing sight.
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Old 12 August 2007, 12:14   #24
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Alderney Documentation and landing procedure.

This might help someone in the future. Its the practical aspect of landing at Alderney.

Firstly try and offload as many passengers as possible at the landing stage where all the small inflatables are moored up at the bottom of the harbour. It costs £1.80 per passenger per trip on the Harbour Taxi. Quite a few people were moaning about this even in front of the poor Taxi Driver. So its obviously an issue.
You then need to find one of the numbered cans near to the harbour wall to moor on to. Don't worry if they are all full it is quite acceptable to multi moor on each can. Pick a boat of similar size to your own to moor up against. Then you call the Harbour Taxi up and get a lift back to the landing Jetty. The Taxi carries about 10 people in one go so if you are a large crowd its probably better to off load some passengers anyway.
Having landed each skipper needs to report to the Harbour Masters Office at the top of the Harbour where you complete a 'Report of Arrival For Pleasure Craft' Form. Quite simple really. We weren't asked for any Passports or boat documentation but you did need to know all the names of your pasengers as these were apended on the form.
AndyB007 struggled here and because our party split in two he spent several hours worrying about names to put on the form. Apparently Grumpy, Happy, Sneezy and Bashful arrived in Alderney on Darwin yesterday.
On completion of the form the harbour Master retained the white copy and gave you the Yellow Copy. we then paid £12 for mooring which I think was a bit steep for a couple of hours and I think in future if I was only stopping for a short while I would ask if there was a reduced rate.
We were then free to go on our way.

On a good note. Food, Drink and cigarettes seem cheaper than the UK.

Anyone tell me how much Unleaded is per litre at the moment on Alderney ?
We paid 95p per litre at the Chandlers. Might be an idea for future travlellers to take their own cans and get just enough fuel to make a trip to Guernsey to refuel at a proper pump. That is if you are doing more than a day trip.
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AndyB007 struggled here and because our party split in two he spent several hours worrying about names to put on the form. Apparently Grumpy, Happy, Sneezy and Bashful arrived in Alderney on Darwin yesterday.
It wasn't the names, it was the place of birth that I struggled with (I didn't think "cottage in the woods" was sufficient)!!

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We then paid £12 for mooring which I think was a bit steep for a couple of hours and I think in future if I was only stopping for a short while I would ask if there was a reduced rate.
It's only £2 if you anchor.

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Why didn't we do that !
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Why didn't we do that !
'Cause I only noticed the sign AFTER we'd got off the water taxi, and I wasn't going to go back and do it all again, even for a tenner!!

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'Cause I only noticed the sign AFTER we'd got off the water taxi, and I wasn't going to go back and do it all again, even for a tenner!!

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Fair one. A tip for next time then.
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It was rougher on the way over than on the way back as shown by the contrast of pics 1 and 2 compared to the rest

1 - Zersorer with Nick and Steve
2 - Darwin, Raleigh II and Farfetched
3 - Braye Harbour with Stavros S Niarchos taking centre stage, how surprised was I to see her there.
4 - Some of the flotilla moored up in Braye Harbour
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5 - Darwin and Raleigh II taking a break on the return journey
6 - Farfetched
7 - Darwin. The sea really was like glass for much of the return journey, made for a very pleasant crossing
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